Courses Catalogue

Public Sector Economics

COURSE CODE: ECO 7204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economic Planning and Policy, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

Economic efficiency and the comparative price system

·         Comparative price system

·         Criticisms of law of comparative advantage

·         Principle of absolute advantage

 

Market failure and rationale for Government intervention

·         Causes of market failures and success

·         Rationale for government intervention

 

Public expenditure theory

·         Introduction

·         Types of public departments

·         The burden of external department

·         The theory of department structure

·         Ways of clearing public departments

·         Revenue structure

·         The structure of Taxation in Uganda

·         Problem/implication of Uganda revenue

 

Type of Government expenditure

·         The principle of taxation

·         Types of taxation

·         Taxation structure

 

The incentive effects on taxation

·         Tax on income

·         Tax on expenditure

·         Tax on wealth capital

·         Taxation and the economy

 

Tax design (tax planning)

·         The entity variable

·         The time period variable

·         The jurisdiction variable

·         The character variable

 

 

The incidence of effect on budgetary instrument

Taxation and public expenditure in developing countries

·         Reasons for levying taxes

·         Progressive tax

·         Consumption tax

·         Import duties

·         Approaches to tax equity classification of taxes

 

Public sector planning and budgeting

Fiscal stabilization policy

·         Public dept and its management

·         Public sector organization

·         Public sector organization

 

Public sector efficiency

·         Public sector pricing policy and accountability

 

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